A “must do” for any visitor to Hilton Head Island is a boat cruise to Savannah. Skip the hassles of driving, figuring out directions, and finding a parking space. Just sit back and enjoy a bucolic cruise, complete with picturesque Lowcountry waterscapes and wildlife, arriving at Savannah’s most central location, River Street. Cruises come with a multitude of amenities and tour options. Once you arrive in Savannah, you are free to spend the day shopping, exploring on your own, or joining a guided history tour. You should allow for a full day for a round-trip to Savannah.
Enjoy Daufuskie’s “Silver Dew” holds 35 passengers for a fast boat ride from Hilton Head to Savannah’s historic River Street. The “Spirit of Harbour Town,” operated by Vagabond Cruises, offers cruises to Savannah three times a week in a climate-controlled luxury yacht.
Small boat operators (around six passengers), such as Outside Hilton Head, will take you to Savannah on a customized trip to spend the day shopping and exploring the historic district on your own. Bear in mind that these companies’ boats do not have an enclosed cabin (they may or may not have a canopy), nor do they have restrooms.
All boats operate year around, but schedules and options vary by season so make sure you call ahead.